As far as I'm concerned, it's the artists who are going to save the world if it's ever going to be saved. Most of the great artists are searching for truth and beauty. That's a lot better than how many weapons can we make, how many other countries can we destroy, how many soldiers are going to get killed. It's the opposite.
-- Tony Bennett (Antonio Benedetto)
(quoted in The Arizona Republic, May 30, 2010)